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just ordered a new set of Cokers for my T

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by hugh m, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. hugh m
    Joined: Jul 18, 2007
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    hugh m
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    from ct.

    Just ordered a new set of Cokers for my T modified, 450/16 fronts and 700/15 rears, (firestone blackwalls) these are bias ,4 plys. Also just got an earful from a pal saying what a mistake I just made, not getting radials. Have to admit I ordered these cause they looked perfect for the car, the radial offerings just did't seem to have the feel I am after. So what is the consensus here, will they drive O.K.or what? By the way, saved about 10% with the HAMB discount. Thanks.
     
  2. Omega
    Joined: Jul 11, 2006
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    Omega
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    from Mass

    Majority here use biasply's They run just fine!
     
  3. V4F
    Joined: Aug 8, 2008
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    V4F
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    from middle ca.

    i have radials , but it is a personal choice . rags are fine ! ..... steve
     
  4. You really screwed up on this one.

    You should be building your car exactly how someone else tells you.

    JH
     
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  5. Check out the Rolling Bones website, check the pics and see what they have to say about them.I would'nt run them if I planned to put alot of miles on.
     
  6. Roothawg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2001
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    Don't ask me about tires....I am running cheater slicks on mine. I must be a spaz.
     
  7. Is it already time for the weekly "Put ugly radials on your traditional car" thread?
     
  8. 32 Barn Car
    Joined: Jul 2, 2008
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    32 Barn Car
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    from Oregon

    I've run both bias and radials on my cars . A lot depends on the weight of the car and what kind of driving you do . I've found that they both work very well , I've driven long trips on both . The bias won't work as well when turning , seems like you just keep turning and turning and they roll under a little at slower speeds on my '40 coupe . Radials ride well but so do bias with correct pressures . My .02 worth............Z.D.
     
  9. You did good. Your friend doesn't know what he's talking about.

    Bias ply tires on a small car not only drive good, but LOOK good too.

    Pat yourself on the back for narrowly escaping a big mistake.
     
  10. the 16/15 combo seems odd to me but other than that youll be fine
     
  11. 26 FlatRod
    Joined: Sep 22, 2004
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    I did the same thing for the 26 T roadster I am building and it looks just great. My thought is that I want it to look as much like a hot rod built in the late 40s as possible. If that means it does not drive or handle like a new car so be it. I am going with a flathead, old manual steering, drum brakes etc, so there are a few more things that won't work like the latest technology and I ain't worriying about them either

    In my book, ya gotta be true to what you are building, If you want something that is a mishmash of different eras and technology, thats ok too, but you should decide which way you want it to be.

    -Dave
     
  12. Offy
    Joined: Jul 22, 2003
    Posts: 334

    Offy
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    Please yourself, if it is the look that you want then run 'em. I got a set of wheels wth radials and another set with traditional bias and change 'em to suit my driving and mood.
     
  13. 26 FlatRod
    Joined: Sep 22, 2004
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    26 FlatRod
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    I did the same thing for the 26 T roadster I am building and it looks just great. My thought is that I want it to look as much like a hot rod built in the late 40s as possible. If that means it does not drive or handle like a new car so be it. I am going with a flathead, old manual steering, drum brakes etc, so there are a few more things that won't work like the latest technology and I ain't worriying about them either

    In my book, ya gotta be true to what you are building, If you want something that is a mishmash of different eras and technology, thats ok too, but you should decide which way you want it to be.

    -Dave
     
  14. 26 FlatRod
    Joined: Sep 22, 2004
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    26 FlatRod
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    Here, I just found some pictures of mine with the tires on.
     

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